The commercial banking, electric utilities, infrastructure, reit and household products sectors are on the rise this week on the Portfolio Grader database.
Commercial banking is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (5 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. Out of the commercial banking stocks, StellarOne Corporation (STEL) and Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC) are out front with B’s. Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC) also ranks a solid A.
The electric utilities sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 86% of its stocks (36 out of 42) currently rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Edison International (EIX), Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HE) and Xcel Energy (XEL) are buoying the sector. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Edison International is the top stock, with a 59.1% increase.
Infrastructure is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Out of the infrastructure stocks, Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (MIC) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (OMAB) are out front with A’s. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (PAC) also has a solid B. Over the last 12 months, Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC is the best performer in this sector, with a 195.7% increase.
Reit stands out with 78% of the sector’s stocks (141 out of 180) rating a “buy”. Out of the reit stocks, Chatham Lodging (CLDT), Post Properties, Inc. (PPS) and Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A (UBA) are out front with A’s. The best performer in this sector is Chatham Lodging, which saw its price rise 177.8% in the last 12 months.
With 78% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 9) rating a “buy,” the household products sector is one of the strongest. Clorox Company (CLX) and Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) currently ranks B. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is the best performer in this sector, with an 86.8% increase in the last 12 months.
Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.